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Save the Date: Nov. 15-16, 2013



We are pleased to invite you to the 16th annual Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center scientific retreat, which will be held from noon Friday, Nov. 15 through Saturday evening, Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Suites in Palm Springs, CA.

Richard Van Etten, incoming director, Chao Family Comprehensive CancerWe have what promises to be an exciting agenda. Our keynote speaker is our incoming director, Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD, who is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking research on chronic myeloid leukemia and other hematological malignancies. 

As always, the goal of our retreat is to stimulate scientific discussion among cancer center members and to foster new collaborations and projects.

Submitting abstracts

We welcome abstracts submitted by cancer center members, as well as non-members (e.g. residents, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students who have advanced to candidacy). Abstracts are not required for cancer center members to attend the retreat, however abstract presenters will receive priority.

If you are interested in presenting a lecture or a poster, please submit your abstract form by Sept. 15, 2013. If you are selected to present or host a poster, your room (assigned double occupancy) and meals will be covered by the cancer center. Notifications will be sent by Oct. 1, 2013.

Poster boards (4' x 4') will be provided along with clips and push pins.

Abstract submission is now closed.

Rates and reservations

UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe cancer center will pay for lodging (based on assigned double-occupancy rooms) and meals for cancer center members. Non-members (who are not presenters) are responsible for their own lodging and meals.

View the 2013 scientific retreat rates ›

These rates also are listed on our on-line reservation form. To guarantee your room, please submit your on-line reservation by Oct. 15, 2013.

Please note, the Hyatt does not provide child care services. If you need to arrange for child care services, please call Vicky at Celebrity Sitters at 760.251.4567 ($15/hour).

Registration for the 2013 Scientific Retreat is now closed.